Rockfax Description
One of Wales' most classic routes. Also known as First Pinnacle Rib. A wonderful, direct voyage up the ridge. The Yellow Slab on P4 has a short 4b technical crux, but it can be skirted round to the right.
1) 10m. Start 10m right of South Gully ("FPR" is scratched on the rock) where a square block leans against the crag. Climb a slab underneath steep rock, exit right. Climb a groove on the right to belay on the ridge.
2) 40m. Follow the easy ridge on the left direct.
3) 40m. Continue up the ridge to the pinnacle. Belay behind the pinnacle.
4) 4b, 15m. The infamous Yellow Slab! Climb the polished slab to a groove on the right. Follow this to a stance. You can avoid this pitch on the right if needed.
5) to 7) Finish as for Pinnacle Rib Route in three pitches. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Buttress Norh of First Pinnacle Rib, slab out left for 20 feet. Follow Rib easily. Join Second Pinnacle Rib below Yellow Slab (4b).

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, CUMC Ticklist.

D Berry 28/Oct Solo rpt
Michael Morrell 18/Oct AltLd
Hidden 17/Oct Solo
GDS 08/Oct Lead O/S
with rob
Paul Hy 20/Sep Lead O/S

all pitches

with Sally
Hidden 19/Sep -
will_benfold 19/Sep Lead O/S

Moving together; did the whole thing in one push.

David_Gledson 07/Sep Solo O/S
Gerlach 30/Aug AltLd
rushy11111918 30/Aug Solo
KatieSzkornik 30/Aug 2nd
with Rachel Partington, David Millington, Anna Dobrowolska
SuperstarDJ 30/Aug Lead rpt

Traversed onto the route via South Gully at the top of pitch 2 with my friend Rachel after sacking off Gashed Crag. Led the rest and gave Anna and Katie a belay up Yellow Slab. Skipped the chimney again! Good to see a soloist with great taste in rucksacks! Drop me an email if you got any pics.

with Katie Szkornik, Rachel Partington, Anna Dobrowloska
Hidden 18/Aug Lead
Hidden 12/Aug AltLd O/S
Marti999 11/Aug Solo O/S
with Ben Hallett
Hidden 08/Aug AltLd O/S
Dan Geh 03/Aug AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Aug AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Aug AltLd O/S
davenev 02/Aug AltLd O/S
with Graham
Wizzy 22/Jul AltLd O/S
Matt Harmon 11/Jul AltLd O/S

led P2,4,

Sarah Roscoe 11/Jul AltLd O/S

First proper mountain route. Led P1, P3, P5

Tdavy01 11/Jul -
Rickrick 11/Jul -
Chris Manasseh 27/Jun AltLd

Led 2, 4 and Thomson's Chimney

with Geoff Dodwell
Dan724 18/Jun Solo O/S
BenRyle 18/Jun Solo
with Dan
buxtoncoffeelover 14/Jun AltLd

Started with a route on Little Tryfan, then walked on up in misty damp, but weather improved as we climbed. Lovely romping. I nicked Yellow Slab, John got Thomson's Chimney. Excellent day's adventure.

with Vicar
SuperstarDJ 07/Jun Lead rpt

Led all pitches. Skipped Thompson's chimney as there was a party on it and it was getting late. Gentle introduction to mountain routes. Yellow slab felt easier this time than last. Maybe I'm getting better or at least better and finding gear.

BStar 06/Jun AltLd O/S

P5 + 6. Great route, done in big boots. Good alpine training

wjcdean 06/Jun AltLd O/S

In big boots. Lead P1 and 2. Moved together in the middle somewhere. Avoided yellow slab. Fun day. Very windy on top but sheltered on route

Trevers 06/Jun AltLd

In big boots as Alpine training. Avoided the yellow slab, but this was still varied and pleasant.

odari 25/May -

To make sure the stuck hex on Thomson chimney was still good, I took a fall on it. It's still excellent. (nice catch Tom). That last pitch is not easy, especially when wet. The hand/fist crack above the hex takes a n.3 BD. The rest, including yellow slab, are ok even in damp.

tom.organ 25/May 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/May Lead O/S
GermanAlex 23/May AltLd O/S

Lead up to (inc) yellow slab, Jack from then on.

with Jack
Hidden 01/May -
Maywood96 01/May AltLd

Big Boots, Rucksack and Gloves

Simonpeel 18/Apr AltLd
BenRyle 09/Apr AltLd O/S
with Raji, James
danJBA 05/Apr Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Apr AltLd O/S
suds_01 ??/2015 -
Monkey_Alan 29/Dec/14 AltLd O/S

In big boots, snow on ledges. Skipped the yellow slab.

joem 29/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Nov/14 Lead
Connie-Em 23/Nov/14 2nd O/S

First Multi Pitch route!

cameron_hall 15/Nov/14 AltLd O/S

I think of this as 'Left Pinnacle Rib'... Led all but P2 because we were slightly pressed for time. Included the Yellow Slab, but decided not to do Thomson's Chimney.

with Tim Crothers
Jeester 15/Nov/14 AltLd dnf

Fell on first pitch sustaining a broken Zygomatic Arch. Helicoptered off to Bangor Hospital (22 Squadron). Mountain Rescue were called. Reason for fall, took the left hand groove after the overhang not the right, there was no gear placements and no holds I could find. Rope caught me 5m from the ground. Paul was excellent, OUMC were great (Cameron and Tim) and Dr. Martin Green.

with Paul Fox
Storme 26/Oct/14 AltLd
with Jake Richardson
Hidden 12/Oct/14 Lead
atyson1 27/Sep/14 Lead

Lead all pitches as second fairly new to climbing, we walked up and started off in drizzle but weather cleared up and sun came out on pitch 1. Did yellow slab pitch which felt around Severe with my rucksack on for about 4m until the little rib and good holds are reached. Generally a nice climb with some fun sections and cracking views.

Hidden 14/Sep/14 2nd O/S
sparkybatteryboy 14/Sep/14 Lead
georgenvk 13/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Becks87
Becks87 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with George
Cajb54 17/Aug/14 2nd
dkilner 17/Aug/14 Lead
with jen
ms26g10 15/Aug/14 AltLd
Louis Hume 06/Aug/14 AltLd

Overlapping Rib Route - in rain with the hairy boy wonder - couldn't find diamond block at start then realised we were sat on it. Gave yellow slab a miss today as it was nuff tuff in the dry

Hidden ?/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Gerallt Owain 26/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
Danjones 26/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Enjoyable outing. Easy to follow the route - just follow the polish! Did the yellow slab (s in approach shoes) and finished up Thomson's chimney which was quite awkward starting main crack (but good hold on right!). Good fun mountain day and nobody needed a helicopter lift down!

with Gerallt
SarahSumner 22/Jul/14 2nd
guy757 22/Jul/14 -
Hidden 05/Jul/14 Lead
karlb 21/Jun/14 2nd

Yellow slab was tough even following - good lead by gary

Raggar 21/Jun/14 AltLd
with Andy J, Jon B
Hidden 06/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31/May/14 AltLd O/S
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 17/May/14 Lead

Lead pitch 2, 4 and 6. Did the severe variations on pitch 4 and 6 (the yellow slab and Thompsons Chimney), both of which felt harder than severe. This is the Classic Rock route called First Pinnacle Rib in Classic Rock, not the route to the right (which also has FPR scratched/vandalised at the base). The toppo on p150 of Classic Rock makes this clear.

DanChad 17/May/14 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 1,3 and 5. Great climb! Although the Yellow Slab and Thompson's Chimney felt harder than Severe.

ashsleight 15/May/14 AltLd O/S

RCI prep.

with Student
Hidden 14/May/14 Lead O/S
caradoc 14/May/14 Solo

A film from a previous ascent...http://youtu.be/GCS8TGG5nZ4

magik_bob 05/May/14 Lead

with yellow slab

Hidden 03/May/14 AltLd rpt
oodie72 03/May/14 AltLd O/S
rbharries 02/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Danger olly, neils EW
Hidden 01/May/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
clint87 20/Apr/14 AltLd

I led the 2nd, 4th and the final easy pitch.

Chazwoz 19/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
with Coral Dawson, Doug Weale
nesbear 19/Apr/14 -

inc Yellow Slab (4b)

with Mirek, marshy
Hidden 19/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
dave4430 18/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

I did the Yellow Slab pitch.

with Adam Palmer
JamesColeman 18/Apr/14 Solo O/S

Including yellow slab (S, 4b) and Thomson's Chimney (HS, 4b). Took around 1.5 hours. Done in combination with Central Buttress descent, Grooved Arete and North Ridge descent. Massive, awesome day on the mountain in perfect weather.

A Crook 16/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
peterhubbard 15/Apr/14 AltLd

Jo and Neil Stutchbury climbed First Pinnacle Ridge route

with Ben Stutchbury
robjdc 13/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Wessex 1,3 & 5, and I did 2 & 4(Yellow Slab

with Wessex
splat2million 12/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 2 (run together with most of 3),4 (yellow slab), and second half of 5.

with Jon Howson
Dan Lane 15/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

P2 and 4. Did we follow the exact line? who knows? who cares? the description above is useless though...Yellow slab was brilliant, if a little cold! All done in trainers except Yellow Slab.

with Catherine Elliot
Hidden 15/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
Si ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
cymjt ??/2014 -
Allanfairfechan ??/2014 -
amccann 07/Dec/13 AltLd O/S

Led 1,3,5. In the wet with Fran, didn't see the point in gear on 3 and 5 (mainly easy scrambling). Found half a bottle of milk at the bottom of the chimney...

franhammond92 07/Dec/13 AltLd O/S

Alt leads with Alex in the great race up Tryfan in the wet. We won!

Hidden 09/Nov/13 Lead O/S
swmackey 02/Nov/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Samuel Wainwright 10/Oct/13 Solo O/S

inc. yellow slab

Stefan Trebicki 14/Sep/13 AltLd

Stefan led P1, P3, P6 'Thompson's Chimney'. John led P2, P4 'The Yellow Slab'.

jimartin 14/Sep/13 AltLd
Simon Cahill 13/Sep/13 Lead rpt

Approach from Tryfan Bach path, Colin lead yellow slab, Descent; "up & down" north buttress / north ridge path, then traversed across to top of Wrinke Tower, top ropped the chimney and final descent down the gully below wrinkle tower ( difficult to protect 2nd's), final descent passing below Mile Stone.

with Colin Crockart
Hidden 04/Sep/13 AltLd
kristinawe 01/Sep/13 AltLd
frankcp87 31/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
jjclarke70 31/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with Frank
sarahrowlands 31/Aug/13 AltLd
richardsavill 31/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/13 AltLd
TCarrick 24/Aug/13 -
TCarrick 24/Aug/13 -
Hidden 24/Aug/13 2nd
Zoomer 12/Aug/13 2nd O/S

Big boots, damp conditions, bit of rain...fun, fun, fun!Two students on RCI training.

with Gary Mitchell, Willy Houston
Hidden 09/Aug/13 AltLd
Matt1234 30/Jul/13 Lead O/S
onlyfoddington 20/Jul/13 AltLd

Didn't seem too bad. Simu-climbed all apart from the yelow slab (french free'd) and the Thompson chimney. All 'fun' in B3s and bags.

with Adam
Hidden 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Barrez 11/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Beezy
Beezy 11/Jul/13 AltLd

Lead Yellow Slab pitch

with Barrez
Robin Brooke ?/Jul/13 Lead

blue sky, very hot summer day. fun day out. most was like an easy scramble, then some interest leading Yellow Slab and Thomsons Chimney

alooker ?/Jul/13 AltLd

Moved together, b3s and rucksacks. First route of a day doing laps on the east face, yellow slab very polished and finished up the chimney

with David
KTC 22/Jun/13 2nd

Tom lead whole thing, my first multipitch expedition. Long walk in made worse by taking wrong path and yomping for miles.

Hidden 18/Jun/13 Solo
edordead 08/Jun/13 AltLd

Led Yellow Slab, Thomsons Chimney

dscnly 08/Jun/13 Lead

lovely day.

with Stuart
Hidden 01/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Unknownbiker 01/Jun/13 AltLd
with Pete Rhodes
hairy51 ?/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Joe Andrews, Ben Axford
Hidden 29/May/13 AltLd O/S
BikeClimbWalk 28/May/13 AltLd

Led Yellow Slab

with John J
Amber Chaloner 26/May/13 AltLd O/S

Great Mountain Route. Fantastic weather. Could see for miles.

with Jane Woulds
Hidden 01/May/13 Lead O/S
0ddba11 ?/May/13 AltLd

0 viz. Scrambled round last two pitches (into VS territory apparently).

andyjirvin 21/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

Some showery rain, but still very enjoyable climbing. Hailstones as I started lead on Yellow Slab - very exciting moment! Great fun, felt like we went pretty quickly, about 3 hours in total from start to summit. Long walk off afterwards. VDiff, Severe for Yellow slab seems right.

jonathandavey 20/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

Not a cloud in the sky!

LesserTrochanter 20/Apr/13 AltLd
morgan91 19/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
BradleyWhite 19/Apr/13 Lead
John Nuttall 17/Feb/13 Solo
Jamie Everitt ?/Feb/13 AltLd
Mr Fuller 13/Jan/13 AltLd

Alpine style: gloves, big boots, then a massive dumping of snow and combined tactics!

lizard-16-07 13/Jan/13 2nd

Good route with the addition of snow!

Hidden ??/2013 AltLd
Hidden 17/Nov/12 AltLd O/S
i.fish2000 10/Nov/12 Lead O/S

The combination of walking boots and snow certainly made for some interesting moves!

maddy92 10/Nov/12 Lead O/S

moved together for the entire climb

AWOODM71 21/Oct/12 2nd

5+hrs of climbing. Beautiful views in the sun, with the sea king over head. Got cold and tired on the final few pitches and was pushing confidence limits - may have shed a little tear but was worth it to reach the summit :)

with Andy Speed
SteveM 06/Oct/12 Solo
Hidden 04/Sep/12 AltLd
tjrukc ?/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

with Mick PMC

eds92 22/Aug/12 2nd O/S
d80f0u 20/Aug/12 AltLd

I led crux pitch (yellow slab 4a). Attempted Archer's Chimney finish but retreated and walked to summit.

with Alex
jon59 18/Aug/12 Lead
mr_drains 11/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Avoided yellow slab but the adjacent pitch and above is a great pitch

with Gareth K, The Defecator
groll 11/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
with Rose
Goodstuff 09/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
PanzerHanzler 04/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
with Ian Ackerley
rangadan 28/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
mikpen 21/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Anthony Pickard
anthonyp 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Nordic 21/Jul/12 AltLd
with Jodie Munks
Dan Vaj 21/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with Ben Robotham
Vicky L 15/Jul/12 2nd O/S

I lead the 5th pitch ... first lead

with Marq
Marq 15/Jul/12 AltLd rpt

Vicky did her first lead with the 5th pitch. Other LMC'ers on Second Pinnacle Rib so a good social day out.

ads 30/Jun/12 AltLd
with Julie
Hidden 26/May/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/May/12 AltLd O/S
the power 16/May/12 AltLd
with rob
Hidden 05/May/12 AltLd
Hidden 05/May/12 AltLd O/S
Savlon 14/Apr/12 2nd
with Pip H, Schneeberger
Hidden 07/Apr/12 2nd
Will Sheaff ?/Apr/12 AltLd
Hidden 28/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
Fiskavaig 25/Mar/12 Lead

A great days easy climbing, in gooriouse weather. Nic's first climb for 20 odd years. Jase and Dave (First mountain route) followed.

with Nic P
southern_smit 17/Mar/12 AltLd

yellow slab on the route icey conditions great moment and route!!

abercolin 11/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

Fantastic route, I lead Yellow Slab which is more like S.

Hidden 10/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/12 AltLd
jon59 27/Nov/11 AltLd

Made for interesting climbing in mountain boots with the rain and grease

trish1968 05/Nov/11 Lead

First climb after 2 knee ops fantastic fun busy. This is VD in the north wales guide

with EamonH
EamonH 05/Nov/11 2nd
Harry Thorpe 29/Oct/11 AltLd dnf


with Keeno
btc 15/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
with Hamish Rowe, Bob Workman
Hidden 01/Oct/11 AltLd
birthers 01/Oct/11 AltLd O/S

RC led P1,3,5, I led P2,4. Took the yellow slab, spicy, slippy, but fun. Slab pitch is S, overall route is VD in guide book.

with Ruth C
Robboj 30/Sep/11 -
Hidden 02/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Alessandro Tentori ?/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
with Paolo Fubini
Hidden 31/Jul/11 AltLd dnf
stoo2k 30/Jul/11 AltLd
sdavies61 14/Jul/11 2nd O/S

Seconded most of the pitches but led 2 short sections. Excelent day in perfect weather.

with Rob Owen
Hidden 13/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
jon59 06/Jul/11 Lead

great climb, the yellow slab adds a bit of spice to the day.

mynyddresident 11/Jun/11 AltLd rpt
with Kelly
John Foster 11/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with GMC Mark
Hidden 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Phil_hood 25/May/11 -
Hidden 19/May/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/May/11 AltLd
jandyd05 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Superb traditional multi pitch route on a glorious day. Easy alpine style climbing interspersed with a couple of spicy bits inc. yellow slab. Finished up Thompsons Chimney.

Hidden 24/Apr/11 2nd
chippyjeff 08/Apr/11 Lead O/S
mark_jc ?/Apr/11 -
blakey ?/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 26/Mar/11 AltLd
Hidden 23/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
Orifice 04/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Mark Simmons
Homes ?/Jan/11 AltLd
with Sam A
Hidden ??/2011 -
djromberg ??/2011 -
Hexman 24/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
carl_123 24/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
mike hooper 17/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

why is there a long walk to these routes. hard last year harder this year. bloody hill...

with gary nettleinghame, robin frazer
emlynroberts 16/Oct/10 Lead
with Jacob Roberts, Josh Roberts
jacobroberts 16/Oct/10 2nd
TomWebber 09/Oct/10 Solo
JamieAyres 02/Oct/10 AltLd rpt
Hidden 18/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
no_more_scotch_eggs 18/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Very straightforward climbing, indeed more like scrambling for substantial sections; lead the Yellow Slab, not as polished as i'd been lead to expect, good and enjoyable climbing. Rain started after that pitch, and very wet thereafter. Helped rescue a group of walkers with dogs from the gully scramble on the right at the top of the route.

prwalker 22/Aug/10 Lead

Included leading the 'Yellow slab'

with Stephen Paulger, Jo Paulger
DRIFTER_S14 21/Aug/10 2nd O/S

also completed thompsons chimney making it 7 pitches in total

Hidden 16/Aug/10 AltLd
Hidden 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Nicholas Livesey 08/Aug/10 AltLd
with Lucie Sedlarova
Hidden 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S
rustaldo 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S

climbed with 2 novices.. good fun on the yellow slab

VS4b 19/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
sstanier 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Bivvied on heather terrace. On the route at 6:00am and on top by around 10:00am. Good day out on easy climbing except for polish on yellow slab.

with Andy Bailey
Hidden 10/Jun/10 -
Jungle_153 06/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Excellent climbing, would give the whole route a lower grade but yellow slab so polished and gear placements are worn so would say it was more like severe.

D Berry 05/Jun/10 Solo O/S
SuperstarDJ 30/May/10 AltLd O/S

Good fun route. Very straightforward except for Yellow Slab, would consider as a solo. Finished by easy way, not the chimney.

with Steve Blatherwick
Hidden 30/May/10 AltLd O/S
Mark D 16/May/10 AltLd O/S
with Tommy B
adam clarke 15/May/10 2nd
with James Hulme, Hannah Hulme Hunter
Hidden 05/May/10 Lead
Hidden 03/May/10 Lead O/S
Mike Caine 02/May/10 Lead
with Fran
Hidden 01/May/10 Lead O/S
ollieben 24/Apr/10 -
Hidden 24/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
andy dunn 06/Mar/10 Lead β

Done in boots. Excellent route and a 1st class day out on Tryfan. Yellow slab was avoided after attempting and falling a few times (though would undoubtedly be easy in a pair of stickies). 1st part of Thompsons chimney was OK (eventually) 2nd part just wasn't going to happen in boots.

with J
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
ml_si ??/2010 AltLd
with smithy
Steve Hill 29/Aug/09 Lead dnf

Just did the first pitch and then scrambled off left to get to the start of Munich Climb.

with Will Jones
Hidden 22/Aug/09 Solo
Hidden 11/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/09 AltLd
Hidden 03/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
MJP 02/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

I led pitches 1, mid part of 2/3, 4, ~6

jockdave 02/Aug/09 AltLd β

Beautiful summers day route was quite busy ,pitched the whole route ,could of moved together on a few easier pitches,dave led yellow slab bold balancey moves until crack is gained. I led curving flake pitch (nice) topped out in slight drizzle and decended south ridge cwm Tryfan path great day.

with dave
dansmonkeytroubles ?/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
with Joe Harris
igneouscarl ?/Aug/09 Lead
dannyevos 24/Jul/09 2nd O/S

Another great day on Tryfan :)

with Rick Clapham
Dave Searle 14/Jul/09 Solo O/S

finished up yellow slab and tompson chimney. north ridge ticked in descent. 4 hours car to car.

ill_bill 12/Jul/09 Lead
Hidden ?/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/09 AltLd
Hidden 27/Jun/09 AltLd
agagsgrot 26/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Nice route. Yellow Slab pitch was lovely. Polished but nice balance moves until you could get your hands on a couple of good holds and then smear up to better ground.

with Thomas
Hidden 03/Jun/09 Lead
jibberingwreck 30/May/09 AltLd O/S
mustgetstronger 30/May/09 AltLd

Thompson's chimney finish

porridgefan 29/May/09 Lead O/S

Led each pitch, climbed in skate shoes, did yellow slab and final pitch with 50 m runout

with James Davidson
wilkie14c 28/May/09 Lead O/S

Thompson's chimney finish

with Mark Wilson
Mark Wilson23 28/May/09 2nd
Hidden 02/May/09 Lead O/S
Rich Kay ?/May/09 Lead
with Dave G
benparratt ?/May/09 AltLd O/S
Nicholas Livesey 18/Apr/09 AltLd rpt
with Simon Perkins
jwpil 05/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
with Mat
Onion magnet ?/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

Fantastic day with good weather, the views are superb, the climbing fun, the rock is excellent

with Jack
Hidden ?/Apr/09 -
Hidden ?/Apr/09 2nd O/S
snakes77 28/Mar/09 2nd

Longest climb to date this - managed it fairly well no major porblems -

with Monkey1
Hidden ??/2009 -
Fiskavaig ??/2009 Lead

Have done this route many times over the years, with many partners

with Chris D
innesmac ??/2009 -
tdudley 29/Nov/08 AltLd O/S

Tom lead the first pitch. Was pretty iced up and snowy

Hidden 26/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/08 Lead
Hidden 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S
climberuk 26/Sep/08 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 1, 3 and 5. Harder (S grade) pitches were 4 and 6 (Andy led them). Thomsons Chimney Finish. Great day out climbing. Would recommend this to anyone!

with Young Andy
Hidden 20/Sep/08 Lead O/S
chedder 20/Sep/08 AltLd
with kevin talyor
Hidden ?/Sep/08 Lead
benman 24/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Damp day. Moved together on most of it. Nowhere near as good as Grooved Arete!

with roger m
CathS 23/Aug/08 AltLd rpt
with Norbert
ross duffield 23/Aug/08 AltLd

missed out yellow slab..need to go back and do again

with row
Hidden 17/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jul/08 2nd
Hidden 05/Jul/08 Lead O/S
mcraie 28/Jun/08 -
with bob johnson
Hidden ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S
robkbangor 31/May/08 AltLd O/S

Ran into 7 pitches - climbed very fas as a three. Whole route in under 4 hours.

with M Jones, A Tibbets
Hidden 30/May/08 Lead
Nicholas Livesey 24/May/08 AltLd
with Jamie Griggs and Jim Hobson
Glyn 05/May/08 Lead O/S
with Britta
lazybones 03/May/08 AltLd O/S

More of a scramble than a climb. Lead yellow slab which was the only real thought provoking pitch. Wanted to climb Grooved Arete but queues were ridiculous.

with Steve Wright
reubensampson 03/May/08 AltLd O/S
with Justyna Gemzala, Phil Buckle
griggj ?/May/08 AltLd
with nicholas livesey and the nobz
arakis74 26/Apr/08 AltLd

First multipitch climb and first lead (well actually only led 1 pitch. Fantastic experience but blowing an absolute gale and very low cloud cover until near the summit then all was revealed. Many thanks to Mark.

with Mark Fyles
Nicholas Livesey 26/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
with Mark Bishop
Humpty Dangler 12/Apr/08 AltLd rpt

What a difference the weather makes. This time there was a foot of fresh powder on the whole crag. Finding Heather Terrace involved wading through thigh deep drifts in a blizzard. We decided to climb in walking boots instead of rock shoes and I kept my double-layer snowboarding gloves on for most of the route. The first pitch was the hardest by far. Just getting started was a real problem. No friction from boots on wet rock and only large jugs working through the gloves. An hour later I'd only managed 20 metres but was starting to get the hang of how to make this work. We were considering abseiling off and going to do something slightly less stupid instead, but Jordan on my ropes made it to the belay, his hands numb from climbing without gloves. On the other ropes Mark belayed for J and Ian successfully, so Jordan decided to lead on and see what it looked like to the next belay. That was the point where the sun came out, drying the rock and warming the fingers. Jordan radioed that it got easier higher up so we carried on. The weather continued to improve and I quickly found a rhythm of sweeping snow off the holds to find the best jugs and finding edges and spikes that the boots would stay on. The occasional, nervous weighting of a snow-step, (one just collapsed as I left it, revealing that there was in fact nothing underneath, kept the senses buzzing and by the time we reached the top everyone was thoroughly enjoying themselves. So much so, that the ensuing snowball fight and powder diving continued all the way down the west face. We didn't manage Yellow Slab or Thomson's Chimney; that would have been pushing it a bit far but there aren't many days when you can climb on Tryfan East face and have the entire mountain to yourselves for the day. Last August there were at least ten teams on the one route at any one time.

Hidden 12/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
robshep 17/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Amazing Weather.

with Sian Williams
Hidden 09/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
david morse ?/Feb/08 AltLd
with jon denniss
Nick Rundall ??/2008 AltLd O/S
james chesmer ??/2008 2nd O/S
with Martin Chesmer
mark20 21/Oct/07 AltLd O/S

Beautiful mountain route, but gets VD the Ogwen guide

djking1983 20/Oct/07 Lead
with Phil Nutbeam
alexporter 20/Oct/07 Lead

Weather very good, clear sky and dry under foot.

Tom Robinson 20/Sep/07 2nd
Hidden 11/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Jul/07 AltLd
1philjones1 ?/Jul/07 AltLd
with Paul
Caralynh 12/Jun/07 AltLd O/S

Part of the 3 classics in a day. Moved together for all except the Yellow Slab.

paul_d 12/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
Tom Stoddart 05/May/07 -

Moved together except on 4b slab

with Tom Slade
climbingpixie 05/May/07 AltLd O/S
with Owen
dustynet 05/May/07 AltLd O/S

Fun climb with endless walk in

with jules
dustynet 05/May/07 AltLd O/S

Fun climb with endless walk in

with jules
malc 21/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Rick and Nick
Ing 07/Apr/07 2nd
with James
markju 31/Mar/07 AltLd O/S

saturday, weather was dull and hads were cold as hell on the first pitch.. looked up on sunday and the weather was sunny... wales for ya!.. yellow slab move was good..polished as hell now

with Eamonn
Hidden 23/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Mark Owen 03/Mar/07 AltLd O/S

Lead the yellow slab (4b).

with Chris Owen
bigbobbyking ?/Mar/07 AltLd

Awesome sunny day

with Christof
hailtryfan ?/Mar/07 -

Nice scenery, interesting severe section with polished holds. got to the top and discovered 20 blokes in dinner jackets having a party!

with Ben Stickly
Hidden ?/Jan/07 Lead
brighters ??/2007 -
fran04 ??/2007 AltLd
climber sim ??/2007 -
Jonny M 11/Nov/06 Lead O/S
GiveHerHelen 11/Nov/06 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Nov/06 AltLd O/S
Mowglee 28/Oct/06 2nd
with Sven, Jean + Mark
Simon Cahill 15/Oct/06 Lead O/S

off route I'm sure but topped out in right place

with Jonathon Cahill, Aiden
Tom M Williams 02/Jul/06 Solo O/S

Wasn't that impressed, broken very easy climbing/scrambling. Yellow slab is nowhere near the 4b suggested in the CC Ogwen guide and only tricky due to the pollish!

Swirly 17/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with katherine
JdotP 28/May/06 AltLd O/S

Including HS variation at top (Stu lead)

with Stuart Bury
Rampikino 29/Apr/06 Lead
with MMC Various
rambler_gary 28/Apr/06 AltLd O/S

Only one tricky section of V Diff - rest is Diff/Mod climbing, good length route.

with John
stevo smith 10/Feb/06 AltLd O/S
with Jonny Teasedale, Paul Shea
Hidden ?/Jan/06 2nd
Chris Sansum ??/2006 -
Ian McNeill ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2006 -
petekeron ??/2006 Lead O/S


Jord64@msn.com 20/Nov/05 Lead dnf

Will have to try this again. Unfortunatly the wx closed in.

Tom Last ?/Nov/05 Lead dnf

Attempted this on perhaps the worst weekend of the year. Big boots 'cos it was freezing, gear and holds frozen in and hidden under snow. Got up the first pitch which went at about VS! Then the weather kicked in so we abbed off. One for the summer!

with Matt & Karen
ungracefulathlete 02/Sep/05 2nd O/S

A great day out, on my first 'mountain climb' cheers Ryan... gorgeous climb and vew well worth it.

with Ryan Stonier
CAPRICORN ?/Sep/05 Lead dog

Lost the route badly, don't know how. Turned into another epic, down 800ft of screen in the dark, back to the car at 10pm.

with Kathryn Pearson
Sankey ?/Aug/05 AltLd
with Andy E
leerthorp ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with tom
Keith Jones ?/Jun/05 2nd
with David
crossdressingrodney 01/May/05 AltLd O/S
Cornish Merlin 01/May/05 AltLd
Hidden 26/Mar/05 2nd
alan moore ?/Feb/05 -
Hidden 05/Nov/04 AltLd O/S
LakesWinter ?/Aug/04 AltLd

A lovely sunny day out

with Cake
Cake ?/Aug/04 AltLd O/S
with Matt
SteveM 24/Apr/04 AltLd
with Bekhs
The Bad Cough ??/2004 AltLd O/S
with Paul Beacall
Hidden 01/Nov/03 Lead
Hidden ?/Sep/03 2nd
adamscottthomas ?/Apr/03 AltLd O/S

First ever lead!

with Ian Johnson
Hidden 01/Feb/03 AltLd
Hidden 05/Nov/02 AltLd
Whealiebob 02/Aug/02 AltLd
with Ste and Chris
Hidden ?/Aug/02 AltLd O/S
Simon cook ?/Jul/02 Lead
andygreen 23/Jun/02 AltLd rpt
John HW 17/Jun/02 AltLd O/S
with Cath
Hidden 16/Feb/02 Lead
Brown ??/2002 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2002 AltLd
andygreen 01/Sep/01 AltLd O/S
DaveB61 ?/Sep/01 2nd
with Paul Sturman
Marq 01/Feb/01 AltLd O/S
with Rich Cole
rockjedi12345 ?/Oct/00 Lead
with Phil Mathews
Hidden 27/Aug/00 AltLd
Ed Booth ??/2000 Lead O/S
Jacob Ram 24/Jul/99 Lead rpt
with elisa shub
Phil1967 ?/Jul/99 AltLd
with Bruv
andrewbooth1000 ?/Jul/99 AltLd O/S
with Bruv
Howard J 16/May/99 AltLd
with John Waterhouse
Jacob Ram 13/Mar/99 Lead
lithos ??/1998 AltLd

Aston Bods

lithos ??/1998 AltLd

Aston Bods

nickdonohue 02/Feb/97 AltLd
Hidden 21/Jun/96 Lead dnf
Hidden 16/Jun/96 Solo
Hidden 15/May/96 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/May/96 AltLd
sixties 25/May/95 -
with hrd
sixties 25/May/95 -
with hrd
babymoac 06/Aug/94 AltLd
with Ashley
John Marsland 12/Feb/94 AltLd
with Andy Veveris
Hidden ??/1994 Lead O/S
chris sm 25/Sep/93 AltLd O/S
with Martin Sime
whispering nic ?/Aug/93 Solo
with Kat
DavPk ??/1993 AltLd
with Gareth Wood
BruceW ?/Nov/92 2nd

Second climb

Sean Kelly ?/May/91 -
Mark Riley ??/1991 AltLd

First lead with JT and Mark Wigg

Hidden ?/Aug/90 Solo
JamieAyres ?/Jul/90 Lead O/S
with Jude Ayres
Hidden 01/Jun/90 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/1990 Lead
Andy Say 12/Oct/89 Solo O/S
andy@ark ?/Aug/87 Lead

first lead

with Martin
Raggar 04/Apr/87 2nd
with Jon B
Ian Archer 18/Jun/86 Lead
with Peter Jones
bazzag ??/1986 Lead
with matt
michael burrows 06/Oct/85 AltLd O/S
with steve morris
Mark Kemball 28/Feb/83 AltLd
with George Mumford
Iain Thow 11/Aug/81 Solo

Yellow Slab is 4b but still Diff!

with Jon Bebb
RichardMc 30/Jun/79 AltLd
with Heather Widdowson
charlesmfrench ??/1979 Solo O/S
mikej 12/Nov/77 AltLd
with Geoff Williams
Richard Alderton ??/1977 -
with Ellie
Rob Davies 24/Sep/75 AltLd

Overlapping RIB

with Mike Papworth
Mark Kemball ?/Aug/75 Lead
with Colin Kemball
Ian Jones ??/1973 AltLd O/S
with Bill Dean
rogerskews ??/1970 AltLd
with Alan Fowler
Gordon Stainforth 06/Apr/69 AltLd
with Robert --?
uphillnow ??/1961 -
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